Volunteering

Volunteers help to grow sunflowers in the greenhouse

Volunteers help seed sunflower pots in the greenhouse in the Spring

Thank you for considering volunteering at Rio Grande Community Farm!

If you love to be outdoors and want to get your hands dirty, we invite you to join us in the Community Garden. We host volunteers by appointment on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm. During your time volunteering in the Community Garden, you may be asked to weed, water, plant and harvest, or work on a special project. We welcome individuals and groups for one-time visits as well as ongoing commitments, however volunteers must be 18 years or older or be accompanied by an adult. If you would like to volunteer in the Community Garden, please email Jamie at rgcfgarden@gmail.com and let him know what date works best for you!

Tour Docents/Guides

The Rio Grande Community Farm also seeks volunteers to deliver authentic agricultural experiences that nurture the connections between children, food, and the environment. Farm tour docents/guides are responsible for guiding and supporting children ages 5-18 through farm and garden activities and transitions during each 2-hour farm tour. Farm tour docents/guides must have a genuine love for children, a creative spirit, the ability to be flexible when needed, and lots of patience. We expect your first priority at the farm to be identifying and meeting the diverse and evolving needs of our farm tour guests. The main focus of the position is to support, engage, challenge, and enjoy the children. Duties include assisting with all farm tour activities as needed; including daily set-up, inventory, and clean-up.

Farm tours occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am and 12:30 pm. Farm tour docents/guides will be required to work a minimum of one 5-hour shift per month. Farm tour docents/guides will not work in December and January. Ideal RGCF farm tour docents/guides will commit to a one-year term to allow for continuity in our education program.  Completion of the RGCF Volunteer Docent Training Program is required – cost of training program and materials is $35.  If you are interested in becoming at docent/guide at the Farm, email us at education@riograndefarm.org.

Community Support Team

The Community Support Team is made up of community members that enthusiastically support the mission of RGCF and are committed to ensuring its success.  Members of this group serve on committees, introduce us to new people and resources that support our mission, and help out as needed with special events such as our Annual Maize Maze, Music at the Farm and Dinner in the Field.